Books Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb Paperback, 435 pages, Random House, List Price: $6.50 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAssassin's ApprenticeAuthorRobin Hobb Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Raised by a stableman and trained in the arts of the assassin, bastard nobleman's son Fitz realizes his magical skills and finds a first test of manhood in a band of raiders and a group of murderous nobles. The first book in the Farseer Trilogy. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Assassin's Apprentice Opinion 100 Best Books Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.